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The Atlantic is leaking methane – but researchers say there’s no cause for alarm

We’ve seen all this before, but there is a twist this time, the authors of the paper are dialing back the alarm a bit. “…authigenic carbonates observed imply that emissions have continued for more than 1,000 years at some seeps.” From the BBC – 24 August 2014 ‘Widespread methane leakage’ from ocean floor off US…

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Cornell hypes on methane as a ‘climate boogeyman’

Through the years, we keep hearing that methane, much like Trenberth’s missing heat, is going to jump out and get us. Usually, the panic about the “methane bomb” from frozen ocean floor methane hydrates or methane from melting Arctic tundra. Now, they are taking on methane as a danger from natural gas production, and suggesting…

Methane: The Irrelevant Greenhouse Gas

Water vapor has already absorbed the very same infrared radiation that Methane might have absorbed. Guest essay by Dr. Tom Sheahen Q: I read that methane is an even worse greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, and cattle are a big source of methane emissions. How are they going to regulate that? Not just cattle, but…

Permafrost fear

From Florida State University  and the department of we’ve heard all this before comes this story Researchers: Permafrost thawing could accelerate global warming TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A team of researchers lead by Florida State University have found new evidence that permafrost thawing is releasing large quantities of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere via plants, which…